Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator
Seminole County, FL - Seminole County, FL

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This is highly skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities involving extensive supervisory and administrative duties and related exposure to work in field conditions.

Essential Functions:

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Supervises, plans, coordinates and evaluates the daily operations of assigned facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, standards and permit requirements.

Responsible for adherence to proper safety standards and procedures, use of safety equipment, and responsible for maintaining all safety related records.

Maintains, prepares, and submits all required Daily Plant Logs, Equipment Data Logs, Process Control records, and Monthly Operating Reports. Collects and submits data as required to assist with Department operations, such as budget preparation and purchasing planning.

Oversees general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep plant facilities, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, calibrating equipment, performing minor repairs, replacing parts, cleaning equipment (or work area) and reporting faulty equipment.

Supervises and trains operators in the use of new treatment units, equipment, and procedures. Prepares annual performance evaluations. Coordinates with other Departments, vendors, and contractors to accomplish assigned tasks. Provides oversight and progress status reports on such assigned tasks and projects.

Maintain the water distribution systems. Develop, maintain and modify as necessary, system flushing programs.

Must be able to utilize Microsoft Office programs for preparation of routine paperwork and records. Familiar with computer operations and data entry procedures as pertains to operational needs.

Maintain remote facilities operation and security oversight via SCADA, video camera systems, and intrusion alarm systems. Coordinate operational failures with the Maintenance section, or other agencies as may be required. Coordinate security responses with Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, or other agencies as may be required.

Performs other duties as may be assigned.

In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent. Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience that includes water treatment plant operations, equipment maintenance, regulatory compliance and reporting, and an extensive amount of supervisory experience. Experience with ozone, GAC (granular activated carbon), or ion exchange preferred.

Must have normal color vision. Must be available to work any hours or days as may be required. Must respond when called upon for emergencies.
Must be able to perform physically demanding job duties under adverse weather conditions.
Must be able to climb thirty (30) foot vertical ladders. Must be able to lift and maneuver objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Must be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

This position does not normally operate under direct supervision, and requires excellent decision-making abilities, personal initiative and responsibility.

Additional Requirements:

Must possess a Class “A” Water Plant Operator certificate as issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. .

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.